Lysiosepalum abollatum, Family Sterculiaceae, also known as woolly lysiosepalum, is a dense, erect shrub that can grow to 1.5 m high. White woolly hairs cover young growth and inflorescences. The leaves are small, narrow and mid-green in colour with hairs covering both sides. Inflorescences are between 40 mm and 90 mm in length, and contain up to eight flowers with flat, dark pink petals. The petals are surrounded by an enlarged, ovate to elliptic calyx (whorl of sepals) that is mauve to pink in colour. The flowering period is from August to September (Western Australian Herbarium, 2006; DEC, 2008).
Woolly Lysiosepalum |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Lysiosepalum abollatum
Inappropriate fire regimes are considered a potential threat to the species (DEC; 2009).
Australian Government, Listing Advices, Lysiosepalum abollatum
Potential Inappropriate fire regimes are a potential threat to the species (DEC; 2009). 3.